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I cant download anything on firefox but i can download to my hearts content on google chrome

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Whenever I try to download anything on firefox it automatically fails

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Start your Computer in safe mode with network support. Then start Firefox. Try Secure websites. Is the problem still there?

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia


This download manager works separately from the browser. The browser tells it what to download, and off it goes.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.

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Please explain the problem in detail. What happens? What are the exact error message(s) ?

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No error message it just says download failed

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An ISO file is a system file. It's possible it was blocked for that reason, maybe.


Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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The problem is still here I tried safe mode but it did not do anything

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Start your Computer in safe mode with network support. Then start Firefox. Try Secure websites. Is the problem still there?

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia


This download manager works separately from the browser. The browser tells it what to download, and off it goes.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.

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Im afraid safe mode did not do anything i am currently downloading the download manager

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The download manager is installed and i copied and pasted a link into it and its downloading but is there a way i can set it up to automatically use the download manager

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Actually Never mind i figured it out thank you everything is downloading and very fast thank you for the amazing recommendation

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

I have been using FDM for years.

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hi, is your device/account somehow protected by windows parental controls?

the problem you're seeing is likely https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1586228 which is currently under investigation...

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Yes i do have windows parental controls enabled only to check the computers uptime